Back when I first moved to the city. Sound Library was the THE spot. It was like the top shelf beat diggers paradise record store. Japanese tourists would fly here and drop G's there. This Madlib video was shot there. The kind of place where you would be like "Oh damn! I've only heard about that!" then check the price tag and get bummed because the record is between $60-$100 bucks...
Anywho, i guess it was owned by these two British guys. They had a falling out, and one of them kept the name and moved the store to the LES. The other guy opened "Big City" records like a block over from Academy in the East Village.
The Big City guy decided to open a new store, and of all the places in the world he could pick, dude chooses my town in New Jersey, like 5 minutes away from my house! So, on the one hand i'm psyched... on the other hand, my checking account will surely feel the wrath.
This dude was in "good-will mode" with the opening, with a ton of killer records, a little chewed up, under $10 bucks. I hit it up three weeks in a row. Here are some of the gems I got. For any of you WWALT members feeling bad for not paying money for music in 2010, I got us covered.
Here are the pics, excuse my stir crazy children getting in on the act:
Happy New Years.